Over the weekend, Netflix updated its Android app to match the UI on its iOS app and the one offered for Android tablets. Netflix, which has been in for some major criticism because of what was considered a weak lineup of movies and television shows
, is now being creamed in the Google Play
Store for making the change. That seems odd because the new look does allow you to start viewing your selections faster. The new format breaks down movies and television shows by genre (comedy, horror, crime) and at the same time, offers those watching an episodic television series the chance to watch the next episode with one click from the home page. That is found at the top of the home screen where you can also continue watching a film or show from the exact point where you stopped viewing.
For those who have been upset with the mobile lineup at Netflix, it looks like some new additions have been made to go along with the new UI. Another significant improvement allows you to double tap on a title to start it up immediately
. If you enjoy seeing what films and shows are being recommended for you, it would appear that Netflix has made some changes to improve that area as well. The new Netflix UI is available from the Google Play Store for those using Android 2.2 or higher.